PG&E May Try to Shift Liability for North Bay Wildfires to Governments: Patrick McNicholas Featured in The Press Democrat Article

Jun
13, 2018

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) is facing the possibility that its power lines will be named by investigators as the cause of the North Bay wildfires. As a result, the company filed claims with Sonoma County, the City of Santa Rosa and other agencies, alleging that if they are found liable for the fires, [Read More]

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) is facing the possibility that its power lines will be named by investigators as… [Read More]

Attorneys Justin Eballar and Michael Kent Named 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Jun
7, 2018

Attorneys Justin Eballar and Michael Kent were named 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars for their plaintiffs’ work in the areas of employment litigation, personal injury, class actions and mass torts. This marks the first year Justin has been selected for inclusion, and the second year for Michael. Super Lawyers is a rating service [Read More]

Attorneys Justin Eballar and Michael Kent were named 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars for their plaintiffs’ work in… [Read More]

Pro-Plaintiff SCOTUS Decision Stops Clock for State Claims Pending in Federal Court

May
31, 2018

On January 22, 2018, in a pro-plaintiff decision reversing the D.C. Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court held that statutes of limitations for state claims are suspended while those claims are pending in federal court. In Artis v. District of Columbia, the Court ruled in favor of petitioner Stephanie Artis, a D.C. health inspector who [Read More]

On January 22, 2018, in a pro-plaintiff decision reversing the D.C. Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court held that statutes… [Read More]

McNicholas & McNicholas Obtains $1.35M Settlement in Brain Bleed Case

May
25, 2018

McNicholas & McNicholas obtained a $1.35 million settlement in a negligence lawsuit filed on behalf of a young man who fell and suffered a brain bleed, leading to cognitive injuries. On January 25, 2015, the man slipped and hit his head on the curb. He suffered a brain bleed. He was taken to UCLA Medical [Read More]

McNicholas & McNicholas obtained a $1.35 million settlement in a negligence lawsuit filed on behalf of a young man who… [Read More]

CA Federal Court Grants Final Settlement Approval in Mercedes-Benz Seat Heater Case Action Valued at $85M

May
23, 2018

In a settlement valued at $85 million, a federal court in California granted a final settlement approval of a nationwide class action settlement against Mercedes-Benz USA for allegedly failing to disclose a seat heater defect in certain Mercedes automobiles, which caused the seats to spark, smoke, overheat and/or catch fire according to the lawsuit. In [Read More]

In a settlement valued at $85 million, a federal court in California granted a final settlement approval of a nationwide… [Read More]

Matthew McNicholas Speaks at HarrisMartin’s Southern California Wildfires and Mudslide Litigation Conference

May
3, 2018

Partner Matthew McNicholas will speak at the HarrisMartin’s Southern California Wildfires and Mudslide Litigation Conference on May 8 at The Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey. Matt will cover the factual background in the Thomas Fire and recent mudslides. The conference will also discuss inverse condemnation, business claims and the economic loss rule, the science of [Read More]

Partner Matthew McNicholas will speak at the HarrisMartin’s Southern California Wildfires and Mudslide Litigation Conference on May 8 at The… [Read More]

How to Prevent Workplace Retaliation Claims – Matthew McNicholas Quoted in HR Magazine Article

Mar
28, 2018

When employees complain about discrimination or harassment, employers must protect them from being retaliated against for raising these issues. Otherwise, businesses may face legal liability even when the underlying claim isn’t proven. In the HR magazine article “How to Prevent Workplace Retaliation Claims,” Partner Matthew McNicholas discussed what steps employers should take to safeguard their [Read More]

When employees complain about discrimination or harassment, employers must protect them from being retaliated against for raising these issues. Otherwise,… [Read More]

#TimesUp Should Not Time Out: Taking a Stand to End Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

Mar
28, 2018

Recent movements, such as #TimesUp and #MeToo, have called for an end to sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace spawning from a bevy of allegations against Hollywood moguls and others.  The claimants have helped put into the public eye the magnitude and pervasiveness of these issues within the entertainment industry. They have also [Read More]

Recent movements, such as #TimesUp and #MeToo, have called for an end to sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the… [Read More]